Community Image Advisory Board Receives $20,000 grant from TD Green Streets to support the Million Trees Miami Initiative
(MIAMI, March 14, 2014) – Today, the Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board (CIAB) was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The $20,000 grant will fund projects throughout Miami-Dade, including the planting of 20 trees at the Northside Transit Station on 79th Street and a partnership with Citizens for a Better South Florida to conduct education and outreach to surrounding communities about the importance of planting trees. These efforts will advance the Million Trees Miami goal of reaching 30 percent tree canopy by 2020.
Along with TD’s flagship volunteer program, TD Tree Days, TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that helps protect critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. Together, these programs underscore the bank’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.
“TD is excited to award TD Green Streets grants to these exemplary municipalities for their commitment to expanding local urban forestry projects,” said Diana Glassman, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. “The ongoing partnership with Arbor Day Foundation aligns with our environmental commitment to help strengthen and sustain the communities where we live and work. Together, we can make a long-term, sustainable difference.”
“The CIAB appreciates the TD Green Streets investment in our community,” CIAB Chairman, Miami-Dade District 9 Commissioner Dennis C. Moss said. “It is through partnerships such as these that Million Trees Miami will achieve its goal of planting one million trees by 2020.”
Along with Miami-Dade County, the following municipalities were awarded TD Green Streets grants in 2014: Bronx, NY; Charleston, SC; Chelsea, MA; Easton, PA; Hartford, CT; Hoboken, NJ; North Hempstead, NY; Tampa, FL; and Worcester, MA.
About TD Green Streets:
Launched in 2013 by TD and the Arbor Day Foundation, TD Green Streets supports innovation in urban forestry. To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank's U.S. footprint, and the proposed project must take place in a low- to moderate-income neighborhood. More information is available at tdgreenstreets.com. Tree City USA® is the nation’s premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.
About the Arbor Day Foundation:
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®:
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit http://www.tdbank.com/. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit http://www.td.com/.
About the CIAB:
Housed in the Parks Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the CIAB is a multi-jurisdictional collaborative dedicated to creating beautiful gateways, corridors and connections through cleaning and greening investments. Working with members, including the Florida Department of Transportation, PortMiami, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Miami-Dade Public Works and Waste Management departments, the CIAB’s impact can be seen in efforts, such as: litter reduction, tree plantings, roadway landscaping and Metrorail station improvements.